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Memory Boxes. An Experimental Approach to Cultural Transfer in History, 1500-2000

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Book Series: Mainzer Historische Kulturwissenschaften ISBN: 9783837627862 9783839427866 Year: Pages: 242 DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839427866 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Forschungsschwerpunkt Historische Kulturwissenschaften der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Subject: History
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This volume discusses a practical approach to cultural transfer and exchange through the concept of »memory box«. Ideas of displacement, transfer, and cultural memory are explored through case studies from Scotland to Italy and Germany and from Finland and France to the American colonies. The authors develop an understanding of memory boxes as cultural constructions that are involved in the process of making and disputing memory – but which, simultaneously, are important agents for cultural transfer over space and time. This book emphasises »memory box« as an idea that allows us to study the cultural processes of transfer in conjunction with cultural memory.

Does War Belong in Museums?

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Book Series: Edition Museumsakademie Joanneum ISBN: 9783837623062 9783839423066 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627777 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100517
Subject: History
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Presentations of war and violence in museums generally oscillate between the fascination of terror and its instruments and the didactic urge to explain violence and, by analysing it, make it easier to handle and prevent. The museums concerned also have to face up to these basic issues about the social and institutional handling of war and violence. Does war really belong in museums? And if it does, what objectives and means are involved? Can museums avoid trivializing and aestheticising war, transforming violence, injury, death and trauma into tourist sights? What images of shock or identification does one generate – and what images would be desirable?

Europas Gedächtnis

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Book Series: Europäische Horizonte ISBN: 9783899427233 9783839407233 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839407233 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103281
Subject: Political Science
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Die Gründungsverträge der Europäischen Gemeinschaft wurden am 25. März 1957 in Rom von Frankreich, der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Italien, Belgien, den Niederlanden und Luxemburg unterzeichnet. Zwischenzeitlich ist aus dem Europa der sechs ein Zusammenschluss von nunmehr 27 Staaten geworden. Von der Vision der europäischen Einigung geleitet, wonach Krieg in Europa nur durch friedlichen Zusammenschluss der Völker zu verhindern ist, hat sich in einem langen Integrations- und Vertiefungsprozess die Europäische Union entwickelt. Fünf Jahrzehnte nach der Gründung des institutionell verfassten gemeinsamen Europa muss die Frage diskutiert werden, ob die Gemeinschaft auch eine von den Menschen getragene Identität besitzt. Elementarer Bestandteil jeder Identität ist das Bewusstsein eines gemeinsamen Gedächtnisses. Gibt es dies in Europa überhaupt? Was wird erinnert? Nur das halbe Jahrhundert seit den Römischen Verträgen? Oder existiert ein tiefer reichendes historisches Erinnern der Europäer

Humour and Laughter in History

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ISBN: 9783837628586 9783839428580 Year: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14361/transcript.9783839428580 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101952
Subject: History
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Humour can be used as a »weapon« or as a means of coping with problematic historical events, especially in times of war and crisis. The book presents examples from different cultures (Russia, Europe, USA), from different historical epochs (from the Napoleonic era up to the current time) and from different medias (caricature, journalism, film). By looking at the individual cases it becomes possible to recognize some general structural patterns and to gain a deeper insight into the »functioning« of humour and laughter.

Historicizing the Uses of the Past

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ISBN: 9783837613254 9783839413258 Year: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14361/transcript.9783839413258 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101940
Subject: Social Sciences
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This book presents new developments in Scandinavian memory cultures related to World War II and the Holocaust by combining this focus with the perspective of history didactics. The theoretical framework of historical consciousness offers an approach linking individual and collective uses and re-uses of the past to the question how history can and should be taught. It also offers some examples of good practice in this field. The book promotes a teaching practice which, in taking the social constructivist notions of historical consciousness as a starting point, can contribute to self-reflecting and critical thinking – being fundamental for any democratic political culture.

Reconciliation, Civil Society, and the Politics of Memory

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Book Series: Erinnerungskulturen / Memory Cultures ISBN: 9783837619317 9783839419311 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627786 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100493
Subject: Social Sciences
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How did civil society function as a locus for reconciliation initiatives since the beginning of the 20th century? The essays in this volume challenge the conventional understanding of reconciliation as a benign state-driven process. They explore how a range of civil society actors – from Turkish intellectuals apologizing for the Armenian Genocide to religious organizations working towards the improvement of Franco-German relations – have confronted and coped with the past. These studies offer a critical perspective on local and transnational reconciliation acts by questioning the extent to which speech became an alternative to silence, remembrance to forgetting, engagement to oblivion.

Neuer Nationalismus im östlichen Europa

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Book Series: Ethnografische Perspektiven auf das östliche Europa ISBN: 9783837639629 9783839439623 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839439623 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103233
Subject: Political Science
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Im östlichen Europa leben in den letzten Jahrzehnten historische Mythen wieder auf: "Volkskultur" oder religiöse Traditionen tragen genauso zu einer nationalen Identitätspolitik bei wie jüngere Erinnerungsorte, beispielsweise aus dem Kontext Sport oder der Populärkultur. Mit Blick auf Polen, Tschechien, Russland, Bulgarien, Ungarn, Kroatien, die Slowakei sowie die Ukraine ethnografieren die Beiträge des Bandes diese Wiederentdeckung des Nationalen aus kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive. Sie beleuchten die Ursachen und Spezifika dieser aktuellen Entwicklungen in den postsozialistischen Ländern und gehen den Folgen für den europäischen Einigungsprozess nach.

Serbische Vergangenheitsaufarbeitung

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Book Series: Global Studies ISBN: 9783837628500 9783839428504 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839428504 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103341
Subject: Political Science
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Muss ein Staat seine Untaten bereuen, um außenpolitische Legitimität zu erhalten? Was bedeutet es, Kriegsverbrechen aufzuarbeiten? Und wie agieren und kommunizieren Politiker, die unter internationalem Druck aufarbeiten müssen? Am Beispiel des serbischen Umgangs mit während der Jugoslawienkriege begangener Kriegsverbrechen sucht Daniela Mehler Erklärungen für Politikwandel und Ambivalenzen. Sie rekonstruiert die serbischen Aufarbeitungsdebatten vom Beginn der Jugoslawienkriege bis zur Verhaftung von Ratko Mladic und stellt die Positionen und Norminterpretationen der serbischen Akteure vor.

Transnational Black Dialogues

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Book Series: Postcolonial Studies ISBN: 9783837636666 9783839436660 Year: Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101257
Subject: History --- Migration
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Markus Nehl focuses on black authors who, from a 21st-century perspective, revisit slavery in the U.S., Ghana, South Africa, Canada and Jamaica. Nehl’s provocative readings of Toni Morrison’s »A Mercy«, Saidiya Hartman’s »Lose Your Mother«, Yvette Christiansë’s »Unconfessed«, Lawrence Hill’s »The Book of Negroes« and Marlon James’ »The Book of Night Women« delineate how these texts engage in a fruitful dialogue with African diaspora theory about the complex relation between the local and transnational and the enduring effects of slavery. Reflecting on the ethics of narration, this study is particularly attentive to the risks of representing anti-black violence and to the intricacies involved in (re-)appropriating slaverys archive.

Filmische Zeugenschaft im Abseits

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Book Series: Post_Koloniale Medienwissenschaft ISBN: 9783839445068 9783837645064 Year: Pages: 286 DOI: 10.14361/9783839445068 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Media and communication
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The first fundamental analysis of a cinematic testimony of the cultural decolonization processes between Mozambique and Portugal.&#xD;

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